It is Easter week and we are getting prepared to bake incredible Easter breads and Italian desserts. I love to bake layers cakes, yeast bread recipes and pies. Especially special breads and pies for the holidays. For the rest of the days when I’m craving a not too sweet dessert, you will find me baking a moist and wonderful banana bread.
Banana breads are so easy to put together and can be made in so many different ways! I’m always buying extra bananas just to ensure I have some left to bake a banana bread. My kids love to have a slice warm right out of the oven for a treat and it’s so perfect for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee.
For this banana bread, I added a lovely ripe Bosc pear I had on hand and a handful of dark chocolate chips. You could add whatever type of chocolate chips you prefer. This bread is moist and fragrant from the lovely ripe bananas and the gorgeous pear. It was difficult to wait for it to cool down and slice that first beautiful slice!
Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 1/2 cups of flour (I sometimes add 1/2 whole wheat and no one knows the difference)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3-4 very ripe)
- 1 bosc pear, peeled and cut into chunks
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons of sour cream (you could sub Greek yogurt)
the bananas in a bowl. Mix the egg with the sugar and oil and stir into
the bananas. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt
(regular salt is fine too), baking soda.
- Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture.
- Fold in the pear pieces and the chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes and lower temperature to 250 F and bake for about another 25-30 minutes.